Director: Alfred Hitchcock

96 minutes, U.K., 1938, Black and White, D-Cinema

On the occasion of publication of his new book, The Redgraves: A Family Epic, we are delighted to welcome noted biographer Donald Spoto to the IFI for this screening, which will be followed by a presentation from the author. Subjects of Mr. Spoto’s work include Stanley Kramer, Preston Sturges, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly, but he is perhaps most familiar for his numerous works on Alfred Hitchcock.

The Lady Vanishes offers an opportunity to unite some of his topics of interest, starring as it does Michael Redgrave in his first leading role on screen. Iris (Margaret Lockwood) wakes to find that a fellow passenger, an eccentric elderly woman, has disappeared, her existence denied by the remaining passengers. Aided by Gilbert (Redgrave), she sets out to solve the mystery.

The Redgraves: A Family Epic is available from the IFI Film Shop (€25.00) and Donald Spoto will be signing his book after the talk. 

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